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is we have a unique opportunity to do something big. we have a chance to stabilize america's finances for a decade, for 15 years or 20 years. if we're willing to seize the moment. what that would require would be some shared sacrifice and a balanced approach that says we're going to make significant cuts in domestic spending. and i have already said i'm willing to take down domestic spending to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since dwight eisenhower. it also requires cuts in defense spending. and i've said that in addition to the $400 billion that we've already cut from defense spending we're willing to look for hundreds of billions more. it would require us taking on health care spending. and that includes looking at medicare and finding ways that we can stabilize the system so that it is available not just for this generation but for future generations. and it would require revenues. it would require, even as we're asking the person who needs a student loan or the senior citizen or, you know, people -- veterans who are trying to get by on a disability check, even as we'
, no. now's the time to go big. get thing done for good. here he was, the president just this morning. >> i will not sign a 30 day or a 60 day or a 90-day extension. that's not an septemberabaccept approach. if it's hard now, how are the guys going to be thinking six months from now in the middle of an election season when they're all up. it's not going to get easier, it's going to get harder. we might as well do it now. pull off the band aid, eat our peas. now's the time to do it. if not now, when? >> brianna at the white house. bring us up to date. are the high stakes talks happening right this very second? >> as we understand it, brooke, these meetings continue here at the white house. president obama with top democrats and republicans in congress. you heard the tone that the president was striking there, like a parent trying to get two kids to share. he's been saying he's bending over backwards, giving up a lot and republicans are not. of course, that is his side of the story. if you were to think of him, he has a favorite child in all of this, right? the democrats. that's his par
this isn't the end, this is the beginning of a new chapter, but the big question remains is what does the next chapter entail? talking up live here from the kennedy space center over the next couple of hours, a special guest including bob crippen, the first of two astronauts to fly up on sts 1 back in 1981. we'll talk to him of what happened then and what he thinks of this whole 30-year era and his thoughts on what's next. also, the man who built the engine of this current rocket, of the current space shuttle "atlantis," and he has some reservations about sort of the nebulous -- the nebulous outlook for manned space flight. a lot more coming at you. just heard the rain picking up again, and if we hear anything more about that possible lightning strike near that launchpad, which is just about three miles over my shoulder, we'll bring it to you live. edie, back knew you in atlanta. >> not what they want to hear or see out there. we'll join you again in a few minutes. >>> now a scandal that's worthy of tabloid headlines itself. journalists working for "news of the world," one of the bigg
crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
scandal have now arrived here. two big resignations and there's more to come. >>> taking sides in libya's civil war. the u.s. now knows officially who to back. we'll ha a report from the front lines. >>> ready, set, stop. the traffic event of the century called carmageddon, just hours away. >>> and don't blink or you might have missed a lot. tonight, some of the stories that went by too quickly this past week. that went by too quickly this past week. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, the scandal in the rupert murdock media family is metastasizing tonight, from england to america with two big resignations and an apology from murdock himself and it's far from over. this scandal started with newspaper reporters hacking into voicemails of government officials and ordinary citizens. we don't yet know how many people are who they all are, but it's already cost murdock dearly. his empire is taking a hit. today the woman who ran his uk newspaper business quit and the man who ran "the wall street journal" for murdock quit after 57 years wi
's the main points? >> this is really great news. giving parents choices. the big change is that on menus that participate in this program there will be meals with at least one combination of -- that has 600 calories or less and with that, the side dish will have to be 200 calories or less more than that, looking at the types of foods, to make sure they're in line with the guidelines, increased fruits and vegetables. lean protein, whole grains and low fat dairy. >> choices are good. options are good, but the difference, what's the real difference here? >> well, you know, that's the big question. there is a recent study out of yale and looked at 20 fast food chains, there were 3,3,0 different combinations of kids' food. only 27 of thehemet the kind of guidelines we're talking about here. the big issue is will they be promoting these healthy guidelines, or will it just be one item on the menu and kids are still going for the fries. >> kind of related is getting a lot of buzz. "the journal of the american medical association," a piece where harvard doctors are suggesting if you have a child
are expressing here. is what every small medium and big-size business owner thinks and believes now. big government, big spending, big tax. big entitlement government produced enormous cost and uncertainty. >> go ahead, bob. >> bob: can i have something to say between the anarchists going along with this. >> it's government, bob. >> bob: the person from pepsi and coca-cola both signed the letter from the chamber they wanted to see the debt ceiling thing go through. and the second thing is when you sit back and say this is the biggest scam on the american people. >> ever. >> bob: the biggest scam is allow you guys and tea party people taking the country over the edge which is what you're doing. it's not patriotic. as i said all week, anarchists. >> by the way -- >> we're almost over. they have a vote on "cut, cap and balance" tomorrow. so you know, so we're almost out of the woods. >> okay. >> greg: awesome. >> andrea: all right. we have more to get through. stay with us. don't forget, we want to hear from you so e-mail us at thefive@foxnews.com. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ >> eric: "the
can watch tomorrow's women's world cup final on a big-screen with a few other soccer fans. >>> run he had run, see who is behind hey parents, it's going to be a big school year. see, i'm not just teaching woodwinds and strings. i'm teaching attitude! if your kids want to sound cool, they have to look cool! so, here's what they'll need: denim, graphic tees, leggings and tunics, more denim, backpacks, headphones, hair gel, denim, converse one star shoes, denim, shaun white hoodies and denim. school takes a lot. target has it all. >>> when richmond's iron triangle neighborhood makes it into the news, it's usually not good. but tonight, we can show you something other than crime and violence from that community. ktvu's mike mibach reports. >> reporter: saturday morning, richmond's iron triangle. >> it's going to be a change. it's going to be a change in richmond. >> reporter: on this day at this park. >> we're trying to stop the violence and i with like to be part of that. >> reporter: a picnic, a party, all filled with music, basketball and richmond residents. this is the iron triangle
street, the dow was up over 50 points, it is now of just six. the big winner today is an google. announcing a 2.5 billion in profit in just three months. while google shares are of 20 -- 12 percent. >> 40 a.m., we're back with more couple of minutes. a live look for mt. tam. casey anthony >> is said to be released from jail on sunday. $1 million is how much aid television producer is one to be offering anthony ford interview upon her release from jail. radar on line showed us the actual check that you see here. a california based producer does free-lance work for several television programs including the jerry springer show. he says the offer is officially on the table. >> on our facebook fan page we are asking viewers comedies think casey anthony should take the offer for the $1 million interview after her release. surprisingly viewers unanimously home and do not want to see her interview, they want her to disappear from the media completely. if she does television interviews, she should donate the money to an abused children foundation. you can participate by watching us on fa
was just a time- passer and he wasn't even a big enough presence for the obama administration to fight for him to be their secretary of health and human services. i don't necessarily mean it as an insult to him or to the senate but let's face it, most of our elected officials even in the world's greatest deliberative chamber are interchangeable. >> you wrote this. "in a world where our choices aren't limited to john boehner and nancy pelosi, the survivors envy the dead." >> yes, i think that's true. >> and explain that? >> what "the declaration of independents" is about is how throughout virtually every aspect of our lives we are seeing greater individualization, personalization, the ability to mongrelize and hybridize our lives and our enjoyments and our very identities, and yet in politics we are still stuck between dr. jekyll and mr. hyde it's the wolf man versus frankenstein. who is really going to get fired up over nancy pelosi on the one hand or john boehner on the other. they are proxies or short-hands for the incredibly narrow range of choice that we actually have in elected of
's been validated. and to us, that means a lot. >> reporter: the big apple will usher in the first day of legalized same-sex marriage with back-to-back ceremonies. the city clerk's office originally planned to wed 764 couples on sunday. it announced it would expand hour to make sure all 823 who registered could marry. new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg, is also marking the first day with a special evening ceremony at gracie mansion. he will officiates the marriage of his chief policy adviser and consumer affairs commissioner. >> this is about celebrating our relationship, but in many ways it's really about our children who have often asked us why we aren't married. and so we've involved them in every step of the way. >> reporter: businesses are also hoping to be there every step of the way. florist owner grayson handy expects his business to double in the coming year. >> i think we're going to see a tremendous amount of money coming our way. >> reporter: and for new york state, a recent report estimates the new law could generate more than $300 million in revenue, tourism, and ta
travelout of white oak that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> big story this morning hearing on airport security on the hill. >> chair of a house subcommittee says commercial airports are vulnerable despite changes since 9/11. live at dulles international with details good morning. >> reporter: good morning disquieting news now that we are in the mid of the busy summer travel season indeed utah representative is saying this and he says it is cause for concern since november 2001,25,000 breaches of security have occurred at the nations airports now tsa is countering that saying that is just a tiny fraction of 5.5 billion people searched since 2001 however it is causing concern and he is holding this hearing today, now there are those who says the not a matter of changing security procedures but simply implementing smarter security. >> stop relying on technology, use the human brain, hire only qualified people train them well, let them understand the type of people are in their hands. >>> you may remember last week that was a frightening incident in newark new jersey when a stu
heated yesterday between obama and eric cantor. while they bicker, the big three credit rating agencies are warning the aaa bond status could be at risk. the debt ceiling deadline, as you may know, is august 2nd, but the president set tomorrow for the deadline to see if a grand bargain is possible, if not a bare bones bargain. if not, payments to critters, bill payments, you name it, there is not enough income to cover all that. every month we come up $125 billion short. if we cannot borrow to bridge the cap, 40% of the monthly obligations could not be paid, and that could include social security checks due to go out on august 3rd. the stakes we just laid out are monumental, so both sides have to give ground and risk their jobs for the good of the country. what is so hard about that, right? joining me with their insights on conflict resolution are cnn contributor, pete dominic, and family law attorney, mrs. winestein. what does it take for two entrenched parties to agree on a deal that both need? >> well, you know, the obvious is that you take the emotion out of the room and you try to
. >> reporter: gary wong, a san francisco native, was on his first big getaway after retirement. he says he can still hear the cries of his fishing companions. >> this guy was yelling for help, help me. oh, god. help me, help me. oh, god. the water is all the way up to his head. >> reporter: all 44 people on board thrust into pitch black ocean water forced to cling for life using whatever they could find. now all they can think about is finding their missing brother. >> we're not leaving until we find him. i mean, one way or another. >> reporter: new mexican navy and the u.s. coast guard will be back at it again today searching by boat and aircraft trying to find these missing seven men. george? >> okay, abbie, thanks. >>> the water is relatively warm and relatively calm right now. >> fingers crossed. >>> the waiting game has begun in the casey anthony trial. the jury began deliberating yesterday following two days of closing arguments that have been incredibly contentious. ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest this morning. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth
&p said they need to do to keep the credit rating at triple-a. >> how big of a concern is that? even with the plans the credit rating might still be downgraded? >> it's a very big risk, anderson. there's two different events here and it's hard to keep them separated from each other. the first is getting the debt sealing lifted. that's the critical negotiation under way now. even if we get it lifted, eric's right. standard & poor's is saying even if you get it lifted it's how much you're willing to cut the deficits that they will really judge the triple-a rating of the united states on and if it's something less than $3 to $4 trillion in real cuts they're going to lower the credit rating of the united states for the first time in our history. we've had it since 1917 we've been triple-a. there's a growing sense at top levels here in washington that the chances of a credit rating downgrade is becoming more than just a possibility but moving towards a probability. >> april, for those who haven't been following this as closely as everybody in washington and a lot of other folks have been
to get into college and pay is perhaps their first big test in higher education. >> i couldn't be prouder of her and i know she's going to get where she's going to go. it will work out. everything happens for a reason. >> reporter: students at cal state schools are paying nearly four times the amount in tuition they were paying 10 years ago. a recent survey found more high school students are concerned about how they are going to pay for college than about actually getting into one. and how successful they will be once they are there. live in san jose, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> difficult situation. thank you. tonight we know the maim of the woman whose body was found burning in a quiet street in oakland's rock ridge neighborhood. the medical examiner's office say she is 21-year-old monica of union city. her body found around 4:30 yesterday on ivanhoe road. police say she was likely killed somewhere else and then dumped in that neighborhood and lit on fire. officers say the suspects probably chose the neighborhood because it's dark and secluded during those hours. friends and fa
to their businesses so police could have access to that video at any point in time. the city is having a big unveiling ceremony later on this afternoon to talk a little bit more about these cameras. elizabeth? >> okay. anne makovec live for us this morning in oakland. thanks. >>> san jose police chief chris moore remains under pressure from immigrant rights activists. they are upset about chief moore's decision to get help from two agents from i.c.e. the two agents specialize in dealing with gangs. chief moore says their role would be limited to gang investigations and they will not randomly seek out illegal immigrants. critics will hold a press conference this morning to explain their distrust of i.c.e. and the consequence of the program. >>> nasa ames at moffett field played key roles in the three decades of the space shuttle program. this morning the center will host a special news conference with the atlantis astronauts as they are on the final mission of the shuttle program. anser hassan joins us from moffett field with more. >> reporter: these are famous last words. light that engine one more t
shutdown in minnesota. >> that's the part -- no beer. >> big problem. a lot of beer that won't be on the shelves. >>> the president's right-hand man on jobs. jeffrey immelt talks about how they plan to get america working again unchlgth fire under fire. >> gunfire all around us. we are rushing out of this area. with dha and essential nutrients also found in mother's milk. purina puppy chow. right now, go to priceline for a sneak peek at recent winning and better than ever! hotel bids to find where you n save up to 60% on hotels. * we'll even email you other people's winning bids, so you'll know what price to name. *á with new hotel bid alerts, from priceline. >>> welcome backing to "american morning." all enemies of india possible suspect this morning after three bomb blasts rocked the country's largest city during rush hour yesterday. 18 people were killed. that's down from 21. and now yesterday, 131 are wounded. officials say these attacks were coordinated by terrorists. but there have been no arrests. india is denying that they were -- missed any warning signs. >> the fac
the band-aid. eat our peas. >> reporter: of course, taxes remains the big sticking point. the president, though, insisting that nothing would change before 2013 so it would not happen during a difficult economic environment, but house speaker john boehner saying that there's no reason to raise taxes in order to control spending. he believes the best way to get revenue is by improving the overall economy by creating jobs. he says he is willing to get a deal done with democrats and the white house, but, in his words, it takes two to tango and they are not there yet. >> dan lothian at the white house, thanks. >>> the debt crisis overseas sending a chill through wall street this morning. less than half hour before the opening bell, u.s. stocks may be headed for another rough day. ali velshi is joining us live from new york. ali, what does it mean? >> well, you know, first of all, futures seem to be leveling out a little bit, kyra. a couple of things going on here. one as dan was just saying, we just heard from the treasury secretary who is making a speech and he says he is expecting a deal
. they do, however, believe she's no longer in central florida. when she left the jail, you saw the big crowds there. there were people yelling "killer" in that crowd as she got into the suv and left. there is a great deal of emotion still unresolved around this case. we saw a lot of people getting together who were doing something peaceful with those emotions over the weekend. they went to the site where caylee anthony's body was discovered and held a march from that site to the anthony home. all to remember the child whose death started all of this. it was a very solemn occasion. a lot of people walking in the street. at one point it was reported there were cars lined up on the road about a half mile long of people just parking on the roadside going into those woods where her body was discovered to go to that spot and remember that little girl. again, a great deal of emotion. people trying to process all of this on their own. but casey anthony at the moment is still staying out of the public eye even though she has a lot of legal entanglements she will still have to address in the mon
on this bill today. but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- gets this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all, there are no negotiations going on in that final compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls now from democrats. but he's trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise, it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrats, that's exactly right. okay, jon karl, jake tapper, thanks very much. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> reporter: that's right. >> the asian market. elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starti
to the caricature, the republican caricature of the president as a big spender if, in the end, he puts together a deal with speaker boehner that has with it a lot of spending cuts? >> i think that changes certainly for the democrats the argument about the president's spending habits. certainly republicans then would counter with, well, let's look at the $2 trillion spent before speaker boehner and mitch mcconnell and the senate tried to bring some sanity back to the process. you're going to have the political argument continuing into 2012. if you think, michael, this thing is going to end once they sign a bill by august 2nd, no. the hot rhetoric just continues. >> you know this turf well. it puts republicans in a difficult spot to be pointing a finger as to he's such a big government guy if, in the end he 'em bragsed and negotiated a plan with john boehner that calls for the spending cuss being discussed, whether it's $3 trillion or $4 trillion. let me show you something. the president penned something in "usa today." i don't know if you made it to the last line. here is what he said in the las
finally came out publicly with a bipartisan, big, tough plan, a framework for how to deal with our very real challenge with our record deficits and debt. it's my hope that the senate will consider cut, cap and be balance, defeat it and then put a responsible plan on the floor, one that shares the sacrifice across all the areas of our budget and that puts forward the kind of framework that everyone can support. bill: okay. on the cut, cap and balance, so you agree with harry reid that this is a waste of time on a balanced budget. why would a balanced budget amendment when polls show 72% of those surveyed favor it, why would you be opposed to that, senator? >> i don't speak for leader reid, obviously, but what i think the leader was suggesting was that with ten days left until we default on america's mortgage, we should be focusing on things that have a very real chance of passage in both houses and that can avoid the catastrophic consequences of defaulting on america's debt. i think leader reid and many of us in the senate are concerned that if we simply keep ping-ponging back and forth
, and a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with lots of television screens. this is must-see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on culture, sport and media. it doesn't sound very threatening. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james murdoch and another hour for rebekah brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. for the second hour. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. what brooks and the murdochs, on the other hand, will do, is to be contrite. that's the new buzz word, apologize, apologize, apologize. there are biographers and media experts saying this could only hurt them today, this hearing will
'll keep a close eye on baby jamichael, a big kid. that's it for me on "wake-up call." "american morning" begins right now. >> good morning to you. i'm kiran chetry. a lot going on. let's get you caught up. the end of the line for the "news of the world." the british tabloid shutting down after sunday's edition after new reports that the paper reportedly tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. >>> a deal to raise america's debt ceiling still out of reach. talks continue today with the president warning we have ten days left to get an agreement or risk default on this "american morning." >>> and good monday morning to you. start of another week here on "american morning." it is july 11th. nice to see you back. >> great to see you. >> the shuttle went off on the first try. >> i couldn't believe it. we were all thinking the weather was horrible but it went off. can't get the three of us together a whole lot. christine is off. >> summer vacation. >> no deal on raising the debt ceiling. last night talks at the white house fizzled out. president obama making it clear with 23 days to go befor
. >> oh, my gosh. everything's big in texas. >> and a year in jail. unbelievable. >> you can catch our legal guys every saturday noon eastern right here in the "cnn newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> the u.s. is withholding $800 million in aid to pakistan. president obama's chief of staff confirmed the move today. william daley says pakistan has, quote, taken some steps that have given us reason to pause, end quote. the pakistani military tells cnn it has not been officially informed that aid from washington is being withheld. >>> with the final edition of britain's popular tabloid "news of the world" on stands, rupert murdoch is hoping to limit the damage to his media empire. murdoch arrived in london today. his company's british subsidiary closed "news of the world" after reports the newspaper hacked the phone of a missing teenager who was later found dead. >>> in india 13 cars in a packed train jumped the tracks today. rescue officials confirm 28 deaths already and say that number will likely rise as they search the wreckage. more than 100 people are reported hurt.
. the big mistaking that had people thinking they had gotten the bargain of the year. >>> but first, here are your options. resign or be fired. that is the ultimatum that was just given to nearly 200 educators tied to one of the largest school cheating scandals in u.s. history. it was just over a week ago, a state investigation revealed 178 teachers, including 38 principals, woulding at 44 schools cheated for students on standardized tests in atlanta. on monday, interim superintendent erroll davis replaced four superintendents and one principal in the atlanta public school scandal. now a letter has been sent to the 178 teachers, principals and administrators who were on the state investigative report as either confessing to or being implicated in the cheating. davis has ordered that educators resign by next wednesday or they will face termination. he says the culture inside the school district has to change. >> people failed children, they cheated. and we can't allow that to happen and we can't allow anyone who was involved with that to remain in our system. >> now, staff replacement may
this big deal, takeover bid by rupert murdoch of british sky here. people don't want to see that deal go through, kyra. >> we'll continue to follow that story. i have a feeling a lot more is going to break, it's just starting to unfold. zain, thanks. >>> trying to broker a deal. in less than two hours from now, he will turn to the public with a news conference. dei dan lothian joins us from the white house. >> reporter: medicare and social security they don't want touched by this deal and on the other side, republicans are saying no tax hikes at all. you're seeing the president using his bully pulpit, if you will, for the second time now in as many weeks, the president holding a press conference, a chance to try to get both sides to sit down and hammer out an agreement and spell out what the consequences will be if that debt ceiling isn't raised by august 2nd. the president, aides tell me, will continue to push for what's being called that bigger deal, up to $4 trillion in spending cuts and also tax hikes. the reason for that is because the president believes that this is the best thing
. >>> it will be a big day in the casey anthony murder trial. closing arguments in that murder trial is just a few hours away. court is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. casey anthony, as you know, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee yesterday. there was a vigil for caylee near the spot where her body was found. the case expected to go to the jury after closing arguments. this all began in late may. casey anthony facing seven charges, including capital murder. that means she could face the death penalty if she's found guilty. the defense and prosecution both wrapped up their cases last week. casey anthony decided not to testify in her own defense. more on that throughout the morning. >>> also, a jailhouse phone call is raising more questions about the accuser in the dominique strauss-kahn sexual assault case. the former chief of the international monetary fund was released from house arrest on friday. mr. strauss-kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid and last week prosecutors said the accuser's story raised credibility questions. cnn national correspondent susan
, carmageddon is what they're calling it. now, it might not sound like a big deal to you that a freeway is shut down, but this is not just any freeway. we will take you there for what is sure to be an interesting weekend in l.a. >>> also, an ipad 2 for $69. sears was offering that deal yesterday. today, they're offering an apology. the big mistake that had people thinking they had gotten the bargain of the year. >>> but let's now turn to the 405 freeway. the infamous 405 in los angeles. it is shut down this weekend. and you might be thinking, if you're not familiar with the area, big deal, freeway's shut down for construction. but think, folks, what if you are in new york and they shut down the brooklyn queens expressway? what if you're in chicago and they shut down the dan ryan? what if you're in atlanta, they shut down 75/85. you're in the bay area and they shut down highway 80 over the bay bridge? that's what we're talking about. this is how important 405 is. 500,000 drivers go on to the 405 every single weekend, but this weekend,s is not an option. the construction work is supposed to be do
obama says he's not giving up. he didn't come to this town to do little things, he came to do big things. he wants to do the largest possible deal that's going to do the most for the economy. >> there is a lack of confidence whether these political leaders will have the guts to stand up. >> and that was white house chief of staff william daily and treasury secretary timothy geithner from earlier. geithner summing it up in this question, are the electoral leadership in washington able to come together and solve the many problems we have as a country? >> pretty much what everybody wants to know is the time to deal with our nation's debt is ticking down again. let' go live to the white house, and wendell goal ser there. what do we expect to come out of tonight's talks? >> well, harris, no one expects the final deal to come out of tonight's talks. the president had asked the democrat and republican leaders if the house and senate could come tonight's meeting with their bottom line and he talked on the phone with house speaker john boehner last night after boehner decided to back away from ta
are as far apart as ever on a plan to raise the debt ceiling. the president makes one last big push to get a deal done, but what happens to your bottom line if there is no deal? the effects are very real. >>> countdown. one of the most controversial figures in american life right now is just hours away from walking out of jail after being acquitted of murdering her toddler. what will casey anthony do now? can she go home? will she sell her story for a million dollars? we've got a live report. ♪ it's the end of the world as we know it ♪ >>> and carmageddon. los angeles is brought to a standstill as the busiest freeway in america is shut down overnight. millions of residents are now hunkered down in their homes refusing to go out. there are fears of gridlock, chaos and anarchy. really? ♪ light a candle >>> this carmageddon thing has the potential to be a huge mess, but we are also watching something truly extraordinary this morning. one of the most feared figures in the media world in full damage control. rupert murdoch, owner of fox news and "the wall street journal" here in the u.s.
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by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the meantime, another major story, the fact of this heatwave. millions of americans are sweltering in this dangerous heat and humidity today. how long will it last? how bad will it be? well, al has the fore
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